Tags: 7x7, benders, harderships, hotfog, noisepop
Coming off our triumphant, yet sad swan song for Nutmeat at Noisepop, it was nice to see that the leftist, liberal, indie-rock leaning media has finally woken up and noticed the power and importance of what we are accomplishing. Read the full review online. Nice job to our buds in Harderships for helping us wave the flag of awesomeness.
Rounding out the night was Dio-inspired metal maniacs Hot Fog, a foursome of unhinged shredders hellbent on playing as fast as possible and saying the most absurd things into the microphone they could think of. “I think we and The Decemberists are the only two bands in the world who write songs about nautical warfare,” they declared after one of their fantastical odes, “To The Helm” to medieval times. Switching between the duelling axe sound of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and early Metallica-esque thrash riffs, all that was missing were some epic pyrotechnics. This city’s begging for an injection of badass metal to balance out the heady influx of indie noiseniks, and Hot Fog’s penchant for speed and goofball irreverence may be enough to light the match.